Guest editorial for the newsletter of INTERNATIONAL HEALTH POLICIES
The first anniversary of the C-thing has not gone unnoticed. Anniversaries provide moments to take stock, look back and think about what might come next. Last Spring, the early enthusiasm for transformational change was more tangible in the air than aerosols -but now, on our way to 3 million casualties worldwide, it seems only artists and philosophers still continue the conversation about what actually makes life worth living, how to deal with political challenges, and how we need to relate this short or midterm challenge to the bigger one looming behind, the climate crisis. The great visions of a ‘new normal’ don’t leave a big footprint in ordinary politics so far….